Upgraded to WordPress 2.8

I upgraded the backend of andybartlett.com to WordPress 2.8 today; will have to play around with some of the new features, as they seem interesting. I still haven’t taken much time to really dig into WordPress and figure out how it works beyond “Find theme that I like, apply it, write some nonsense and hit ‘publish’,” but it’s still nice to know what this software is capable of, should I ever find the time to really learn how it all works.

EDIT – lol, WordPress 2.8; none of the UI elements in the “edit post” screen work on either Safari 4.0 or Firefox 3.5b4 on my iMac. The “add” button for the “post tags” element doesn’t do anything, nor do the hide/reveal boxes for “excerpt,” “send trackbacks,” “custom fields,” “discussion,” or “comments.” Oops.

EDIT 2 – clearing caches and upgrading Firefox to 3.5b99 doesn’t fix the problem. This will be fun… Luckily the “update post” button seems to be the only UI element that’s functional on my Edit window.

EDIT 3 – the “visual” and “HTML” tabs work, also, as do “preview changes,” “change permalinks” and “view post.” That seems to be about it… “post tags” still not working, nor are the show/reveal buttons for the other sections of the post.

EDIT 4 – Weird; updating my Flickr manager plug-ins solved the problem. All UI elements on “Post” page now functioning; our national emergency has ended!

Andy Bartlett

By day, I am the executive director of communications and marketing at Bemidji State University. The rest of the time, I'm a husband, father of three, and proponent of super heroes, lasers, space ships and explosions.

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4 Responses

  1. Amy says:

    How did you get the html tab to work. my guy who has all the smarts with this stuff is in malaysia and can’t fix our site. also, did you have problems with previewing posts before you published them? That isn’t working either. when you click on it, it opens a new tab and a place to do a new post.

  2. I’m not sure the HTML tab was ever broken for me; it was functional before I was able to get the broken UI elements working. All I did to fix the issues I was having was to run the auto-updater for the two Flickr plugins I use — Flickr Manager and FlikrRSS. Once those were updated, my other issues with the UI went away.

    I didn’t experience the problems you mentioned with preview post, etc. My only issues were non-functioning UI elements on the “Add New” page under “Post.”

    You’d think that years of World of Warcraft addiction would have taught me “update your AddOns on patch day,” but in this instance it took me a few minutes to make that connection. 🙂

  1. June 11, 2009

    Adventures with WordPress 2.8 update: http://bit.ly/58klt

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